Recruiting migrant workers involves a range of costs, and the charging of these costs to migrant workers can be a major cause of forced labour in today’s global supply chains.

These costs should be met by the employer, but workers are typically forced to bear the burden of some or all of the expenses as well as substantial facilitation payments. These costs, and the interest on loans taken out to pay them, can leave workers in situations of debt bondage.  

This Responsible Recruitment Gateway provides access to a range of tools and information to help companies move towards the ‘Employer Pays’ model of responsible recruitment.